©

Granby trip planner

Create a fully customized day-by-day itinerary for free
Start planning your trip here!
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close
Trip PlannerCanada  /  Quebec  /  Granby

Granby

3.9
Zoos · Specialty Museums · Wildlife Areas
Granby is a town in southwestern Quebec, located east of Montreal. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 63,433. Granby is the seat of La Haute-Yamaska Regional County Municipality. It is the fourth most populated town in Montérégie after Longueuil, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, and Brossard. The town is named after John Manners, Marquess of Granby; today it is most famous for the Granby Zoo and its landmark fountain of lake Boivin.HistoryThe territory on which Granby is found was described as natural prairies and forests composed of ash, fir, maple, hemlock and birch, there was also a small swamp a kilometer and half uphill. The area was inhabited sporadically by nomadic First Nations.In 1792, Loyalists were granted permission to colonize the Eastern Townships. In January 29, 1803, the Executive Council of Quebec conceded the Township of Granby to Colonel Henry Caldwell and his 97 associates. John Horner, the first inhabitant who settled on the site of the current town arrived in 1813. Horner built a sawmill near the Yamaska River. Twelve years later, in 1825, he opened a general store with Richard Frost. Frost traced the official plans later that same year.
Add Granby and other destinations to your itinerary using our Canada road trip planning site, and learn about what to see, what to do, and where to stay.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Granby

  • Compose it!
    Your own itinerary for your car vacation, beach vacation, city trip, any near or distant journey ... ready within 10 minutes.
  • Customize it.
    Refine your plan. We find the best routes and opportunities.
  • Book it.
    Choose from the best accommodations (Expedia, AirBnB), airlines and activities, by yourself or share with travel professionals for the utmost experience. Up to 50% discount!
  • Do it yourself.
    Or share your plan with travel professionals for a customized trip

Places to visit with Granby

MontrealTrip planner Best for: Church, Landmark, Park Quebec CityTrip planner Best for: Historic Walking Area, State Park, Historic Site ArundelTrip planner Best for: Nature / Wildlife Tour, Kayaking / Canoeing, Entertainment Center Mont TremblantTrip planner Best for: Ski Area, Spa, Zipline SherbrookeTrip planner Best for: Spa, Landmark, Water Body